[wp-hackers] Cache solution for WPMU?

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Wed Sep 20 16:27:48 GMT 2006

Roland Häder wrote:
> wptexturize() is a core function. It uses a bundle of preg_replace() and str_replace() functions. When you send one text, e.g. "The lazy dog jumps over the brown fox." (or so ;-) ) it will always (!) produce the *same* result. And here my optimization comes:
> When the same source text will always become the same target text why don't we cache it on disc and/or in an array? We don't need to let the interpreter do the same thing 20 times (e.g. when the script shall 20 times do wptexturize() on the same text).
> I have done it here and the result is a lesser usage of preg_replace() and str_replace(). The result is a much faster execution time. :-)

Using the default theme and showing ten posts, wptexturize() is called 
less than twenty times total.  That's for the entire page.  Are your 
plugins doing all of that extra texturizing?


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